Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Society must protect children

The practice of criminalizing refugees entering our country in order to separate parents from children and siblings from one another is inhumane and must stop. Children are torn from the unsuspecting arms of their parents and turned over to an overburdened, inadequate foster care system.

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Child suffering needs more coverage

Every decent person, regardless of political persuasion, must be horrified and outraged about the treatment of illegal children along our southern border. Knowing that many people now get their news from biased sources, this publication should cover the border situation in depth and educate its readers about the reality of the human rights violations that are occurring in our country. There is no other issue as critical as this one facing our country. The inhumane treatment of these people violates everything we have fought for, and everything we stand for as Americans. Surely we can all agree on this at least.

Letters to the Editor

Beaufort County school board should resign

I agree with the recent letter, “Drain the swamp on school board.” Let’s ask for the resignation of all school board members and start fresh with members who truly have the children’s best interest at heart. Maybe new ideas will bring solutions for many of the issues plaguing our school system.

Letters to the Editor

Another view of new tax law

Several citizens have posted letters concerning their individual circumstances relating to the 2017 tax cuts. One bemoaned a tax increase, and another rejoiced that life was good in the Lowcountry because of a tax decrease.

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Danger for young adults doesn’t take summer off

The summertime is wonderful; however it is also a time we experience an increase in impaired driving and fatal car accidents. In fact, 26 percent more teens are killed in car crashes during the summer months, compared to the other months of the year. Teens also have the highest rates of crash involvement resulting in the deaths of pedestrians or occupants of other vehicles.

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Election buck stops with Trump

Back in the day, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O’Neill was most closely associated with the phrase, “All politics is local,” which encapsulated the principle that a politician’s success is directly tied to his or her ability to understand and influence the local issues of their constituents.

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It will take a higher power

Ben Franklin famously warned, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” I’m afraid we Americans like the rest of the First World are becoming less and less virtuous.

Celebrity alert: John Travolta spotted filming "The Poison Rose" movie around Savannah

John Travolta has been spotted in Savannah's Forsyth Park and the Quality Inn Midtown filming scenes for the movie "The Poison Rose." Travolta stars with Morgan Freeman, Brendan Fraser and Famke Janssen. His daughter Ella Bleu is also in the film.